Madison poll workers mailed out more than 20K absentee ballots Tuesday

Absentee Ballot

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison City Clerk’s Office mailed out more than 20,000 absentee ballots on Tuesday.

In a tweet shared Wednesday morning, the Clerk’s Office said workers are hoping to beat that record on Wednesday.

More than 1,850 clerks in municipalities big and small are working to meet a Thursday deadline in state law to mail ballots to the more than 1 million voters who’ve requested them so far. Clerks also face a Saturday deadline in federal law to send ballots to military and overseas voters.

Poll workers continued their work Wednesday to send out 81,000 absentee ballots by Thursday.

“It looks like we just might meet the deadline this Thursday for getting over 81,000 absentee ballots in the mail,” the Madison City Clerk’s Office tweeted.

On Monday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the Green Party’s presidential candidate would not be allowed on this year’s ballot. That decision finally allowed clerks around the state to start sending out the proper ballots to absentee voters.